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Supernatural Goodness: Favorite Scenes 2010 (Season 5) 

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Here’s just about every scene that meant something to me during the first half of 2010, which happened to be Season 5 territory. There are a lot of little moments and awesome dialogue that I miss, but if I included everything, this thing would have gone on even longer. As it is, this list is pretty massive.

“Sam, Interrupted”

Dean distracted the nurse from what they were really doing by dropping his pants and yelling, “PUDDING!” He resorted to saying that because as he so eloquently put it, “crazy works.” Classic moment with a pitch-perfect delivery from Jensen.

“The Song Remains the Same”

Sam’s emotional talk with a young John Winchester provided some closure when he and Dean traveled back to the past:

“I used to be mad at him. I used to hate the guy. But now I get it. He was doing the best he could. And he was trying to keep us together in this impossible situation. See my mom, um, she was amazing, beautiful and she was the love of his life and she got killed and I think he would have gone crazy if he didn’t do something. Truth is my dad died before I got to tell him that I understand why he did what he did and I forgive him for what it did to us, I do. And I just…I love him.”

Sam finally got to tell John all the things he never got to say before Big Daddy Winchester died. Jared had me on the verge of tears.

“The Song Remains the Same”

The Apocalypse was getting closer, things were getting more depressing and Dean came up with the perfect name for their little group of soldiers when he and Sam shared a drink:

Dean: “This is it.”
Sam: “This is what?”
Dean: “Team Free Will: one ex-blood junkie, one drop-out with six bucks to his name and Mr. Comatose over there.”

Calling themselves “Team Free Will” was just so genius. Thank you, Sera Gamble, because that’s what Dean, Sam, Castiel (and Bobby) became. I think from that point on, we all considered ourselves Team Free Will.

“My Bloody Valentine”

The opening scene with the couple that started making out and ended up eating each other alive; I’ve only watched that particular nastiness once. I’ll never see it again. But man, that was arguably the grossest scene in Supernatural history.

“My Bloody Valentine”

It was Valentine’s Day and Dean wasn’t feeling it. Sam called him on it:

Sam: “Not much more than we can do tonight. All right, I’m just going to go through some files. You can go ahead and go get going.”
Dean: “Sorry?”
Sam: “Go ahead, unleash the Kraken. See you tomorrow morning.”
Dean: “Where am I going?”
Sam: “Dean, it’s Valentine’s Day, your favorite holiday remember? I mean what do you always call it? Uh…unattached drifter Christmas.”
Dean: “Uh, yeah, be that as it may, I don’t know. I guess I’m not feeling it this year.”
Sam: “So you’re not into bars full of lonely women?”
Dean: “I guess not. What?”
Sam: “It’s when a dog doesn’t eat. That’s when you know something’s really wrong.”

It was a small, quiet scene but it showed how apathetic Dean had really gotten. Maybe he’d already been deciding to give into Michael so he was starting to distance himself from life, who knows. But I just liked the way Jared and Jensen played this scene. I re-watched it a million times after it aired last February.

“My Bloody Valentine”

The final scene of the episode which took place at Bobby’s junkyard. Dean had just locked up Sam in the panic room for another round of withdrawal from his demon blood addiction. He walked outside looking all world weary, at the end of his rope and holding a beer in his hand. He seriously looked like he was just going to break down when he looked up into the sky:

Dean: “Please. I ca…I need some help. Please.”

Talk about heartbreaking moment. Dean asked for help. Was he talking to a God that he doesn’t completely believe in? Was he talking to Michael? Dean sounded desperate and so unlike him. This was a single-tear moment.

“Dark Side of the Moon”

Sam and Dean have been murdered by hunters named Walt and Roy (a Disney reference). Suddenly, Dean woke up in his Impala in a strange place. Sam wasn’t around. Scratch that. Adult Sam was nowhere to be found. His kid version, however, did make an appearance. Apparently, Dean was having a memory from when he and Sam set off some fireworks in a field on the Fourth of July, 1996. Adult Dean saw it happening again and it was all set to the tune, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” Colin Ford was pretty awesome as he showed Sam’s glee over getting to do something normal with his brother. Jensen had the tougher job of showing his happiness over this fond memory but not totally giving into it since he really had no idea of what was happening. It was another heartbreaking moment and another one that was tears-inducing. I seriously start to tear up just thinking about it. It was all over when the sound of the fireworks triggered the memory of what really happened to Dean: two hunters shot and killed him and his brother. And thanks to Cas, Dean found out he was in heaven.

“Dark Side of the Moon”

After the brothers left Sam’s memory of when he ran away to Flagstaff, it was time for another one of Sam’s happy moments. Dean realized they were standing on the road in front of the house where Sam and Big Daddy Winchester had their epic fight that resulted in Sam leaving for Stanford. I always wanted to see how this went down but I figured flashbacks would never be able to do it justice. So it was great how the show enabled this topic to finally be discussed. It was happy for Sam because he got away from John. It was Dean’s worst nightmare because he didn’t want Sam to leave. Dean also realized that all of Sam’s happy memories had nothing to do with him. I think it was at this point Dean lost faith in their sibling bond. It was all just so sad.

“Dark Side of the Moon”

Sam and Dean are with Mary at their old house. We get a little insight to both brothers and some new insight into the marriage of John and Mary Winchester.We had to watch Sam observe from afar as Mary made Dean’s lunch. It was just plain awful that Sam couldn’t partake in this memory since he doesn’t remember his mother. To see him observe and unable to be part of it all, made my heart ache. But at the same time, Sam learned a little more about his brother and his parents’ marriage after he and Dean witnessed Mary’s tense phone call with John. He found out John had to move out for a few days until he and Mary worked things out. Sam always thought his parents had the perfect marriage. Dean said it was only perfect after Mary died. After the phone call ended, Dean got up, walked over to his mom and comforted her. Sam realized his brother had been cleaning up John’s messes for a long time. Great insight.

“Dark Side of the Moon”

The final scene was devastating but one of the things I liked most was Sam’s strength. He surprises me sometimes. Not that I think he’s a weak character, he’s not. It’s just that so much has happened to him and it’s understandable if he wanted to break. And even after the issues that arose in their heavenly jaunt, Sam didn’t falter which was so very cool. Cas and Dean were down and out after finding out God was going to be of no help to them. Cas even cursed at his Father before throwing the “worthless” amulet back to Dean. Sam tried to let Dean know that they were in this fight together; they’ll find another way to stop the Apocalypse. I felt Sam knew he was going to have to stay strong. I saw some resolve on his face even after he witnessed Dean throw his amulet in the trash. And I really hope we do see that amulet again. This needs to happen.

“99 Problems”

Great scene with Cas and Sam where the angel showed up seriously inebriated. We already knew that his faith had been shaken because God wasn’t coming to their aid. A drunk Castiel is comedy gold:

Sam: “What the hell happened to you?”
Cas: “I found a liquor store.”
Sam: “And?”
Cas: “And I drank it!”

Misha Collins pretty much rocked Cas in this episode. Cas just oozed snarky goodness even as he tried to provide intel to the case of the lying “prophet.”

“99 Problems”

Here’s the thing. The previously recap at the beginning of the episode showed Lisa, so I was waiting the entire hour for them to enter the action. She didn’t until the very end when Dean got in his car and ran away from Sam and Cas. You could tell he decided to say yes to Michael but before he did he needed to do one thing. He, once again, showed up at Lisa’s doorstep, although not the same one from “The Kids Are Alright.” He was tying up loose ends and those loose ends involved Lisa and Ben. He wanted her to know:

Dean: “Look, I have no illusions, OK? I know the life that I live. I know how that’s going to end for me. Whatever, I’m OK with that. But I wanted you to know that when I do picture myself happy it’s with you and the kid.”

More Dean and Lisa talk in the top scenes from Season 6, but I am definitely a Supernatural fan that falls on the side of liking these two together. I thought this scene from “99 Problems” was a little surprising even though we knew we were going to see Lisa from the get go. I never thought Dean would say anything like he did, however.

“Point of No Return”

In Season 4, Dean locked Sam up in the panic room. In this, the show’s 100th episode, it was Dean’s turn for a romp in Bobby’s secret basement chamber. If Sam had let him go, his older brother would have immediately become Michael’s meat suit, so he had to resort to imprisoning him. That didn’t stop Dean from ripping my heart out when he said:

Dean: “I just don’t believe.”
Sam: “In what?”
Dean: “In you. I mean I don’t…I don’t know whether it’s going to be demon blood or some other demon chick or what but I do know they’re going to find a way to turn you.”
Sam: “So you’re saying I’m not strong enough?”
Dean: “You’re angry. You’re self righteous. Lucifer’s gonna wear to you to the prom man it’s just a matter of time.”

Just a brutal conversation all-around. That Sam had to hear those words coming from his brother was just plain devastating.

“Point of No Return”

Dean worked his way out of the panic room to find a way to say “yes” to Michael. Well, Castiel caught up with him first and gave him a serious beat down then lugged him back to Bobby’s house. Castiel lost his faith in Dean. It was such a sad situation since the Dean/Castiel friendship is one of my favorite parts of this series.

“Point of No Return”

Zachariah has incapacitated Sam and Adam so Dean made a deal. He’ll say yes to Michael if he just stops the hurt. Plus, the Winchester said part of the deal included Michael getting rid of Zach. It all seemed like this Michael/Dean hybrid was going to happen when Dean looked at Sam and winked. And then we knew he was just setting up Zachariah for a rendez-vous with the angel-killing knife. Powerful stuff. That wink rocked.

“Hammer of  the Gods”

I can’t say enough how awesome so many of Supernatural’s recurring guest stars truly are. The show struck gold with Richard Speight Jr. and his portrayal of the Trickster. Of course, we later learned he was really the archangel Gabriel. The show then was able to secure the considerable talents of Mark Pellegrino aka Lucifer. So when Lucifer met his brother Gabriel for a showdown, we knew someone wasn’t going to make it. And we also knew it wasn’t going to be dear old Luci. Gabriel told his big bro that he sided with the people. He saw them for flawed, hopeful beings. He wasn’t about to side with Lucifer or Michael at which point Gabriel was offed. It sucked to have to say goodbye to him, since he was the source of so much amusement over the years.

“The Devil You Know”

Sam locked Dean in the bathroom so he could go confront (or kill) his “friend” Brady who was tied up. Brady told Sam that his roommate was possessed when he came back from Thanksgiving break. Azazel knew that they were losing Sam so Brady introduced him to Jessica, let them fall in love, and then he was the one who killed her. So much of Sam’s life has been manipulated, and finding out this bit of info, I’m surprised Sam didn’t kill him right then and there.

“The Devil You Know”

It wasn’t until the end of the episode that Sam got his revenge. With Dean supporting him, Sam brutally eliminated his frenemy, but not before Brady unleashed some verbal jabs. He speculated that maybe Sam hated him and demons so much because he hated what he saw when he looked in the mirror; that they were made of the same stuff. I loved how Sam just gutted Brady and then after the demon died, all he said was: “Interesting theory.” That was funny but at the same time, I wondered just how much more could Sam take.

“Two Minutes to Midnight”

The Death introduction scene was just epic. Set to the song “O’ Death” (Jen Titus version), it was the perfect way to depict the horror of this spectacular Horseman. Supernatural loves to mix things up and bringing Death into this universe in this fashion was just so creative and scary. It really had me wondering how in the world the boys were going to get his ring. It wasn’t just one of the best character introduction scenes in Supernatural history, it was one of the best scenes period.

“Two Minutes to Midnight”

Crowley and Team Free Will were about to head out to find Death and stop the mass distribution of a deadly demon virus. But King of the Crossroads had something to take care of first. We know that Bobby recently made a deal with the sarcastic demon but apparently he didn’t ask for everything. Crowley took it upon himself to grant Bobby his legs back. Bobby got up from his wheelchair and walked for the first time since the Season 5 premiere. Yay Bobby!

“Two Minutes to Midnight”

The Death-Dean-Deep Dish pizza scene was also quite wonderful. Dean’s a cocky guy but in the face of Death, it’s great how he tried to keep his snarky demeanor; yet you could see the terror in his face at the same time. The Horseman talked about how old he was and how insignificant Dean was. And when Death offered him a slice of pizza, you could tell Dean didn’t want to eat it, but he got the sense that he had to take a bite. Death was tired of having to do Lucifer’s bidding. Death willingly offered him his ring so he could help take down Lucifer, but not before telling the Winchester that: a) He has to do whatever it takes to put Lucifer in his cell; and b) He needed to let Sam be the one to end it because he’s the only one that can. Julian Richings as Death was awesome. Great addition to the Supernatural universe.

“Swan Song”

Sam was about to say “yes” to Lucifer. But first, he had to say goodbye to Team Free Will. Bobby’s goodbye was emotional while Cas’ goodbye to Sam was hilarious:

Sam: “You take care of these guys, OK?”
Cas: “That’s not possible.”
Sam: “Humor me.”
Cas: “Oh, I’m supposed to lie. Sure, it’ll be fine.”

“Swan Song”

Sam said yes to Lucifer. He instantly took on this serene evil. It was awesome actually. He told Dean that Sam was long gone and disappeared. Then Dean put his hands on his head and turned. His facial expression exuded this anguished pain that was stunning. Jared and Jensen both did such a great job with this part of the episode.

“Swan Song”

The Lucifer/Sam broken mirror scene was pretty epic. We always get to see Jensen take on a different form of himself; this time it was Jared’s turn and he killed it. Sam was seething while Lucifer told him how John and Dean were basically “foster care at best.” So cold. So intense. And so riveting.

“Swan Song”

The mark of a good scene is when it’s so painful it’s difficult to watch. But you do anyway because you can’t turn away. Lucifer beating up Dean was brutal. He started wailing on him, landing punch after punch. Dean’s face was battered, bruised and bloody. Dean has been on the business end of a million beatings. His face had never been that messed up before. It was hard to look at him and I never thought I’d ever say that.

“Swan Song”

Dean tried to reach Sammy saying he wouldn’t ever leave him. And just as Lucifer was about to dole out one more punch, he noticed the toy soldier in the Metallicar. This triggered a flashback of everything Sam had been through with his brother, including all the times in the Impala. That was enough for Sam to come to the forefront long enough to gain control and use the rings to open up the hole. The Impala, always the third character on this show, was integral in stopping the Apocalypse. Pretty powerful stuff.

“Swan Song”

At the end of “Swan Song” three things happened: a) Dean showed up at Lisa’s. His voice was tentative like he was about to break down. He wanted to take her up on the beer she had first offered in “99 Problems.” She hugged him and comforted him and took him into her family. Even though he lost his brother, I was happy that Dean had someone to turn to; someone on his side; b) Chuck finished up his narrative about endings being hard. Then he disappeared in a serene and definitive fashion, leaving fans wondering whether Chuck was God the entire time; and c) Sam showed up outside Lisa’s home spying on Dean’s family time with Lisa and Ben. How did he get out of hell? Was it even Sam? To be continued in Season 6.

What were some of your favorite scenes?

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